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Glenn Sparkman
Popularity: ↓ 33%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 215LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 20, #594, Kansas City Royals | Wharton County Junior College
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 0 5.40 4 0 0 5.0 2 2.00
4 Seasons 4 14 5.99 52 26 0 180.1 111 1.59
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 4 0-0 5.40 5.0 2 2.00
4 Seasons 52 4-14 5.99 180.1 111 1.59

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2017 55 10 0 0.0 82.2 13.1 60.0 .340 .402 .804 .352 .353 10.0 8.3 8.3 63.00 5.22
2018 670 133 4 3.0 89 9 35.3 .273 .394 .342 .323 .352 36.8 15.3 8.5 4.46 4.26
2019 2275 478 37 7.7 90.8 14.2 39.3 .295 .525 .364 .370 .401 41.8 13.4 6.8 6.02 6.07
2020 90 24 2 8.3 89.7 16.7 20.8 .266 .455 .341 .295 .303 33.3 7.4 3.7 5.40 3.95
ALL 3090 645 43 6.7 90.3 13.2 38.1 .290 .493 .365 .357 .387 40.0 13.5 7.1
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sparkman relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(46.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(44.4%) ,
Curveball
(5.6%) ,
Changeup
(3.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Slider 42 29 13 46.7 85.7 13 12 5 4 1 0 0 2 10 .417 .328 .500 .481 .414 .359 92.5 6 2243 38.5 18.2
2020 4-Seam Fastball 40 24 16 44.4 93.2 12 11 4 3 1 0 0 0 12 .364 .195 .455 .455 .319 .232 87.1 22 2251 5.0 0.0
2020 Curveball 5 3 2 5.6 78.4 2450 0.0
2020 Changeup 3 0 3 3.3 84.7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .282 .000 .303 .000 .254 90.9 37 2256 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 1380 649 731 60.7 93.4 360 332 102 62 23 1 16 43 293 .307 .308 .527 .543 .365 .380 91.7 17 2251 14.7 12.9
2019 Curveball 377 212 165 16.6 79.1 104 96 26 17 4 0 5 13 83 .271 .293 .469 .524 .335 .366 90.3 7 2477 19.2 10.1
2019 Changeup 292 76 216 12.8 85.7 83 74 19 9 4 1 5 10 64 .257 .273 .541 .514 .364 .368 88.9 13 2032 11.9 12.7
2019 Slider 223 105 118 9.8 82.3 57 51 17 10 3 0 4 15 37 .333 .252 .627 .425 .414 .316 88.5 13 2411 36.6 18.3
2019 Cutter 1 0 1 0.0 86.4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .078 .000 .268 .000 .132 92.1 36 2071 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Changeup KC R 3 84.7 27.1 -5.3 -16 14.4 0.9 6
2020 Slider KC R 42 85.7 38.3 2.6 7 1.1 -4 -78
2020 4-Seamer KC R 40 93.2 17.3 -1.2 -8 10.6 2.5 30
2020 Curveball KC R 5 78.4 56.8 2.2 4 9.5 -0.8 -7
2019 Changeup KC R 292 85.7 26.3 -4.7 -15 14.1 -0.3 -2
2019 Curveball KC R 377 79.1 56.2 2.1 4 7.6 -2.8 -27
2019 Slider KC R 223 82.3 42 2.2 6 3.2 -4.8 -60
2019 Cutter KC R 1 86.4 28 2.4 8 14.4 -17.1 -633
2019 4-Seamer KC R 1380 93.4 17.1 -1.1 -7 10.1 2.3 29
2018 Changeup KC R 66 85.2 27.3 -5.4 -16 15.1 0.7 5
2018 Slider KC R 170 86.4 31.4 -2.8 -8 0.1 -4 -97
2018 4-Seamer KC R 378 93.9 16.8 -1 -6 10.2 2.3 29
2018 Curveball KC R 56 80 57.2 4.5 9 6.7 -2.5 -27
2017 Sinker TOR R 1 93.2 20.8 0.2 1 12.4 -2.4 -16
2017 Slider TOR R 11 86.6 30.1 -1.5 -5 0.1 -2.8 -97
2017 Changeup TOR R 2 86 25.7 -3 -11 11.3 -2.4 -17
2017 4-Seamer TOR R 34 94.1 13.3 0.8 5 10.4 2.3 29
2017 Curveball TOR R 7 78.5 59 6.3 12 6.9 -1.8 -21
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Changeup -18.3 -1 3 3.3 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 .282 .303 .254 50.0
2020 4-Seamer 3.9 2 40 44.4 12 .364 .455 .404 5.0 0.0 0.0 .195 .455 .232 25.0
2020 Slider 6.0 3 42 46.7 13 .417 .500 .496 38.5 15.4 18.2 .328 .481 .360 40.0
2020 Curveball -1.5 0 5 5.6 0.0
2019 Cutter -24.3 0 1 0.0 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 .078 .268 .132 0.0
2019 Slider 4.4 10 223 9.8 57 .333 .627 .425 36.6 26.3 18.3 .252 .425 .316 40.5
2019 Changeup 0.7 2 292 12.8 83 .257 .541 .373 11.9 12.0 12.7 .273 .514 .368 32.8
2019 Curveball 1.6 6 377 16.6 104 .271 .469 .349 19.2 12.5 10.1 .293 .524 .367 39.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 5 1380 60.7 360 .307 .527 .383 14.7 11.9 12.9 .308 .543 .381 44.7
2018 Changeup 2.5 2 66 9.9 12 .273 .455 .283 18.2 8.3 6.3 .355 .436 .363 36.4
2018 Curveball 0.1 0 56 8.4 19 .263 .316 .255 21.4 10.5 11.1 .164 .184 .160 29.4
2018 Slider 2.8 5 170 25.4 53 .354 .479 .376 34.8 22.6 20.7 .281 .405 .327 26.3
2018 4-Seamer -0.9 -4 378 56.4 89 .286 .481 .361 16.1 13.5 12.2 .283 .433 .351 44.8
2017 Changeup 43.3 1 2 3.6 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .266 .268 .239 0.0
2017 Slider 24.7 3 11 20.0 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 0.0 0.0 0.0 .466 .583 .452 0.0
2017 Curveball 30.6 2 7 12.7 3 1.000 1.000 .833 0.0 0.0 0.0 .362 .415 .457 50.0
2017 4-Seamer 4.1 1 34 61.8 6 .667 1.000 .717 15.4 16.7 12.5 .304 .360 .287 0.0
2017 Sinker -8.9 0 1 1.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Slider 38 85.8 21 3.6 6:45 8:15 90
2020 4-Seam Fastball 32 93.4 98 17.4 1:15 1:15 0
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 172 669 0 -4 3 4 3
2019 599 2262 9 -9 16 7 23
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 55 52.7 51.7 93.3 23.1 83.3 36.4 58.3 38.2 9.5 5.5 100.0
2018 670 49.7 70.3 83.8 26.1 62.5 41.5 60.2 48.1 22.0 7.6 78.4
2019 2275 49.7 70.4 88.4 25.3 67.8 42.5 61.7 47.7 17.1 7.4 83.4
2020 90 52.2 74.5 85.7 32.6 57.1 43.3 59.3 54.4 22.4 10.0 66.7
ALL 3090 49.8 70.2 87.4 25.6 66.5 42.2 61.3 47.8 18.2 7.5 81.9
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 20.0 30.0 40.0 10.0 0.0 30.0 70.0 10.0 10.0 40.0 40.0 0.0 0.0
2018 47.4 22.6 27.1 3.0 34.6 37.6 27.8 2.3 39.8 23.3 24.8 6.0 3.0
2019 37.9 28.2 28.9 5.0 31.0 39.3 29.7 3.3 28.7 27.6 22.6 9.6 7.7
2020 45.8 20.8 16.7 16.7 20.8 33.3 45.8 4.2 25.0 33.3 29.2 0.0 8.3
ALL 39.8 26.8 28.2 5.1 30.9 38.6 30.5 3.3 30.5 27.1 23.6 8.4 6.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017
2018 68 55 49
2019 5 6 5 8 16 9 34 6 10 2 71 2 5 56 49 47
2020
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.9 30 31.9 -1.9 10 23 15 50.0
2020 0 1.2 -1.2 0 2 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 30 35 32 33 38 31 33 33 34 32 41 34 23 27 31 37 23 32 28 35 24 30 30 32 31 37 33 30 33 28 38
2020 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94 93.9 -0.1 93.4 -0.5 93.2 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 86 85.2 -0.8 85.7 0.5 84.7 -1
Breaking Velocity 83.4 84.8 1.4 80.3 -4.5 84.9 4.6
Exit Velocity 82.2 89 6.8 90.8 1.8 89.7 -1.1
Launch Angle 13.1 9 -4.1 14.2 5.2 16.7 2.5
Barrel % 0 3 3 7.7 4.7 8.3 0.6
Hard Hit % 10 36.8 26.8 41.8 5 33.3 -8.5
Sweet Spot % 60 35.3 -24.7 39.3 4 20.8 -18.5
xBA .34 .273 -0.067 .295 0.022 .266 -0.029
BA .818 .303 -0.515 .296 -0.007 .36 0.064
xwOBA .352 .323 -0.029 .37 0.047 .295 -0.075
wOBA .804 .342 -0.462 .364 0.022 .341 -0.023
xSLG .402 .394 -0.008 .525 0.131 .455 -0.07
SLG 1.091 .458 -0.633 .527 0.069 .44 -0.087
K% 8.3 15.3 7 13.4 -1.9 7.4 -6
BB% 8.3 8.5 0.2 6.8 -1.7 3.7 -3.1
Swing % 38.2 48.1 9.9 47.7 -0.4 54.4 6.7
Whiff% 9.5 22 12.5 17.1 -4.9 22.4 5.3
In Zone Swing % 52.7 49.7 -3 49.7 0 52.2 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 47.3 50.3 3 50.3 0 47.8 -2.5
First Pitch Swing % 16.7 30.1 13.4 26.4 -3.7 33.3 6.9
First Pitch Strike % 58.3 60.2 1.9 61.7 1.5 59.3 -2.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 12 .804 8 0 0.0 4 1 25.0
2018 173 .342 94 14 14.9 79 25 31.6
2019 605 .364 285 18 6.3 320 68 21.3
2020 26 .354 17 6 35.3 9 3 33.3

Pitch Distribution